Big Scrub Landcare’s President Dr Tony Parkes AO today announced the appointment of Renee Borrow as Projects Manager.

Renee is an environmental scientist with a background in threatened species conservation and management, ecosystem restoration and climate change mitigation. She has worked in research positions with Southern Cross University, Greenloaning Biostudies and NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. 

Tony said he was thrilled about Renee’s appointment to the team. “With our Science Saving Rainforests project reaching critical stages and interest in rainforest restoration and threatened species recovery continuing to surge in the region, I’m pleased to welcome Renee to the team,” he said. “Her environmental science background and work in threatened species and  ecosystem restoration will be an invaluable addition to the team.”

Renee also has a background in vocational education from a role at the Australian Reptile Park which saw her take the mobile ‘Reptiles and the Australian Environment’ education program to school students around the country. 

“I’m excited to join the team and can’t wait to help work to save the unique lowland subtropical rainforest remnants,” Borrow said. “The Big Scrub’s links to our ancient Gondwanan past and its flora and fauna are incredibly valuable natural wonders. I hope I can deepen the learning and understanding across the Big Scrub region and beyond so we can continue to preserve our precious rainforests.”  

Renee joins the Big Scrub Landcare executive team that includes Kirralee Donovan (voluntary Projects Manager) and Chris Byrne (Communications Manager), who all work on a part time basis.